News file for: Chinese Academy of Sciences

New Platform Packs A Three-In-One Punch

New Platform Packs A Three-In-One Punch

Photodynamic therapy, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy have been combined in a single therapeutics and diagnostics platform.

Kondo Insulators Shown To Exist

Kondo Insulators Shown To Exist

The demonstration of SmB6 as a topological insulator could pave the way for new spintronic technology.

China’s JUNO Launches International Collaboration

China’s JUNO Launches International Collaboration

More than 200 scientists and 50 research institutes will collaborate on neutrino projects at JUNO.

How Fussy Pandas Maintain A Balanced Bamboo Diet

How Fussy Pandas Maintain A Balanced Bamboo Diet

A study of six pandas over six years shows that they migrate in order to switch between bamboo species which provide them with different nutrients required for successful breeding.

Captive Pandas Have Good Genes

Captive Pandas Have Good Genes

Pandas kept in captivity have good levels of genetic diversity, making it unnecessary to capture more pandas from the wild.

Birds Show Fruit Color Pecking Order

Birds Show Fruit Color Pecking Order

Study shows that birds prefer red and black over other fruit colors, suggesting that bird preferences may have influenced fruit color evolution.

pH Switch Helps EV71 Invade Cells

pH Switch Helps EV71 Invade Cells

Changes in pH as the EV71 virus is internalized trigger viral uncoating via the SCARB2 protein, study shows.

Rainbow Fish Takes On Challenger Deep

Rainbow Fish Takes On Challenger Deep

China’s Rainbow Fish submersible has been designed to reach depths of 11,000 m, allowing it to explore the deepest known part of the ocean, Challenger Deep.

Gene Editing Does Not Introduce New Mutations

Gene Editing Does Not Introduce New Mutations

A study shows that gene editing technology, which could help treat genetic diseases, does not introduce new mutations to cells.

China, UK Commit US$20.5m To Plant & Microbial Research

China, UK Commit US$20.5m To Plant & Microbial Research

The Chinese Academy of Sciences and the UK-based John Innes Center will establish a research center focused on agricultural technology and microbial genetics.